Il Querceto 2019

Merlot Ticino DOC Barrique
Type Red wines
Classification Merlot Ticino DOC Barrique
Grape varieties Merlot
Aging First-passage barriques for a minimum of 18 months then aged in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months
Size 75cl
Year 2019
Enjoyment phase 8-10 years after harvest
Service temperature 18-20° C
Alcohol content 13.5 %
Awards Decanter UK: Silver, Mondial du Merlot & Assemblage Silver, Grand prix du vin Suisse Gold
Article no 00001356

Broad and complex. Initial notes of redcurrants and wild strawberries turn to nutmeg, pipe tobacco and hints of sweet liquorice

Pizzoccheri from Ticino, beef fillet, beef tournedos with foie gras, escalope and a side of black polenta and roasted vegetables with port sauce

Dry and enveloping. Tannic texture present and never intrusive. Good structure with excellent drinkability and persistance

Garnet of medium intensity, ruby highlights

Fermentation with maceration for 3 weeks in steel.
Devatting and malolatic fermentation in first-passage barriques for a minimum of 18 months and aged in the bottle for a minimum of 6 months.

2019: Rather cold winter (with snow down to the lowlands). Medium-warm spring with good rainfall. Very cool summer, never excessively hot. Harvested mid-October (1-2 weeks)

"Vineyard location Ascona, Locarno, Maggia Delta
Exposure and latitude south-east, 200 mslm
Age of vines 30-40 years
Soil sandy, partly gravelly, derived from granite and gneiss rock
Planting density 4'600 vines per hectare
Yield per m2 700g
Cultivation system spurred cordon"

CHF 49.00 / 75cl
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